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Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 am

Trying to keep central Illinois fertilizer out of the Gulf

 Last August the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low oxygen (hypoxia) that can kill fish – is the largest ever measur
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:00 am
Two events in Springfield this week recalled more hopeful times in U.S. politics and government. In the play All the Way at the Hoogland Center for the Arts – there’s still time to see it and you
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 am
 Big policy changes can happen fast. Politics and economics can move quickly. That’s one lesson I got from Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean of the SIU School of Medicine, when I interviewed him on health
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 am

SIU’s Dr. Jerry Kruse thinks deeply about big changes in the U.S. health system

 When Dr. Jerry Kruse headed to Honduras in 2005 to volunteer, he thought he was going on a simple medical mission trip to a rural village devastated by Hurricane Mitch. Instead he discovered a h
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:00 am
When the wheels come off in Washington, and Illinois enters another cycle of bad government, I turn to the Adlai Stevensons for hope about politics. The Adlai I have had the privilege to cover is numb
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:00 am
This is the moment for Daniel Biss, the unmonied egghead from Evanston who now has a good shot at the Democratic nomination for governor (see “A rise in polls could mean a rise in problems for Biss,
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:00 am
 Trump was pretty good – for Trump – in his State of the Union speech, but did you see the Democratic response from Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III? Could we bring that Kennedy to Illinois
Letters to the Editor
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:00 am
YOU, WHOEVER YOU AREIn January, the world’s media reported that the president had made horrible comments about the nations of Africa and elsewhere, including Haiti.As I absorbed all this, my thought
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:00 am
This week Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is withdrawing his offer to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall as part of the upcoming deal on immigration and funding the government. But White House pre


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